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Arabic Sociolinguistics

Arabic Sociolinguistics

Reem Bassiouney

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748623730
eISBN:
9780748671373
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623730.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

The first introduction to the field of Arabic sociolinguistics, this book discusses major trends in research on diglossia, code-switching, gendered discourse, language variation and change, and ... More

Computing and Language VariationInternational Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing Volume 2

Computing and Language Variation: International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing Volume 2

John Nerbonne and Charlotte Gooskens (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748640300
eISBN:
9780748671380
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640300.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

This book explores dialects and social differences in language computationally, examining topics such as how (and how much) linguistic differences impede intelligibility, how national borders ... More

CorporaCorpus-based Language Learning, Language Processing and Linguistics

Corpora: Corpus-based Language Learning, Language Processing and Linguistics

Alan Partington (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748640607
eISBN:
9780748671502
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640607.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Computational Linguistics

This volume contains one of the first ever collections of studies pertaining to the novel discipline of Modern Diachronic Corpus-Assisted Discourse Studies (MD-CADS). This discipline is characterised ... More

Creating WorldviewsMetaphor, Ideology and Language

Creating Worldviews: Metaphor, Ideology and Language

James W. Underhill

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748643158
eISBN:
9780748651566
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643158.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

Encouraging readers to reflect upon language and the role metaphor plays in patterning ideas and thought, this book first offers a critical introduction to metaphor theory as it has emerged over the ... More

Discourse AnalysisAn Introduction

Discourse Analysis: An Introduction

Alexandra Georgakopoulou and Dionysis Goutsos

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748620456
eISBN:
9780748671397
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748620456.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

The book provides an accessible state-of-the-art discussion of current trends in the theory, method and tools for the language-focused analysis of text and discourse. The exposition is combined with ... More

Fundamental Concepts in PhonologySameness and Difference

Fundamental Concepts in Phonology: Sameness and Difference

Ken Lodge

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625659
eISBN:
9780748671410
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625659.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

An investigation of the criteria needed to determine sameness and difference in the classification of items of phonological relevance. Reliance on phonetic substance and meaningful contrast as the ... More

Humboldt, Worldview and Language

Humboldt, Worldview and Language

James Underhill

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748638420
eISBN:
9780748671809
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638420.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This book investigates the vigorous and inspiring linguistic philosophy of Wilhelm von Humboldt. Many English-speaking authors speak of a ‘Humboldtian tradition’ and associate Humboldt's name with ... More

Indian English

Indian English

Sailaja Pingali

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625949
eISBN:
9780748671434
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625949.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This volume is a description of English as it is used in India. The complex nature of Indian English, which is a second language to most of its speakers, is discussed in the book. Even though the ... More

Irish English, Volume 1 - Northern Ireland

Irish English, Volume 1 - Northern Ireland

Karen Corrigan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748634286
eISBN:
9780748671441
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748634286.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This book focuses on the sociolinguistic consequences of historical contact between indigenous Irish peoples and newer English and Scottish settlers in what is now the territory of Northern Ireland ... More

Language Acquisition and ChangeA Morphosyntactic Perspective

Language Acquisition and Change: A Morphosyntactic Perspective

Jurgen Meisel, Martin Elsig, and Esther Rinke

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748642250
eISBN:
9780748695157
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748642250.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

This book discusses diachronic change of languages in terms of restructuring of speakers’ internal grammatical knowledge: Under which circumstances does grammatical change come about? One answer in ... More

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